The Price of Precaution and the Ethics of Risk

Published in: Google Books > Philosophy > Environmental protection | Published on 17/Jul/2018 16:57

192 pages , Springer Science & Business Media , 2011-05-19
Christian Munthe undertakes an innovative, in-depth philosophical analysis of what the idea of a precautionary principle is and should be about. A novel theory of the ethics of imposing risks is developed and used as a foundation for defending the idea of precaution in environmental and technological policy makin...[Read More]

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Vibrant Matter , Jane Bennett

Published in: itune > Philosophy,Books,Nonfiction,Politics & Current Events > Sustainability | Published on 17/Jul/2018 15:50

In Vibrant Matter the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves. Bennett argues that political theory needs to do a better job of recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events. Toward that end, she theorizes a "vital materi...[Read More]

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Alternative Values The Perennial Debate about Wealth, Power, Fame, Praise, Glory, and Physical Pleasure

Published in: Google Books > Philosophy > alternative power | Published on 15/Jul/2018 15:35

190 pages , Axios Press , 2005
Is desire itself desirable? Should we let our desires run unchecked, especially the passionate desires for wealth, fame, praise, power and physical pleasure? Or should we try to eliminate them? Set up as a lively debate between the best thinkers of today and yesterday, Alternative Values offers strong arguments--some logical, some empirical...[Read More]

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The Regions and global warming impacts and response strategies

Published in: Google Books > Philosophy > global warming | Published on 11/Jul/2018 21:24

337 pages , Oxford University Press, USA , 1992
This book stems from a major international essay competition on regional responses to global climate change. First prize in the competition was awarded to Daniel Botkin, author of Discordant Harmonies (Oxford, 1989). The essays selected for this book cover developed and underdeveloped countries alike, and provide valuable b...[Read More]

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What Will Work Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in: Google Books > Philosophy > renewable energy | Published on 10/Jul/2018 02:42

368 pages , Oxford University Press , 2011-11-07
What Will Work makes a rigorous and compelling case that energy efficiencies and renewable energy-and not nuclear fission or "clean coal"-are the most effective, cheapest, and equitable solutions to the pressing problem of climate change.

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Modern Science and Anarchy

Published in: Google Books > Philosophy > Earth biosphere | Published on 09/Jul/2018 12:39

528 pages , 2018-05-29
Assembled in English for the first time, an unabridged gem from anarchism's famous theorist.

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Philosophy of Biology , Mohan Matthen

Published in: itune > Philosophy,Books,Nonfiction,Science & Nature,Ecology,Life Sciences > Sustainability | Published on 07/Jul/2018 21:54

Philosophy of Biology is a rapidly expanding field. It is concerned with explanatory concepts in evolution, genetics, and ecology. This collection of 25 essays by leading researchers provides an overview of the state of the field. These essays are wholly new; none of them could have been written even ten years ago. They demonstrate how philosophical analysis has be...[Read More]

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Awakening earth exploring the evolution of human culture and consciousness

Published in: Google Books > Philosophy > Earth biosphere | Published on 07/Jul/2018 02:27

382 pages , William Morrow & Co , 1993-11
The author of Voluntary Simplicity balances science with spirituality in a study of human evolution, from the appearance of reflective consciousness to modern communications, and proposes three additional stages to be realized. 25,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.

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Dark Ecology , Timothy Morton

Published in: itune > Philosophy,Books,Nonfiction > Sustainability | Published on 10/Jun/2018 02:05

Timothy Morton argues that ecological awareness in the present Anthropocene era takes the form of a strange loop or Mbius strip, twisted to have only one side. Deckard travels this oedipal path in Blade Runner (1982) when he learns that he might be the enemy he has been ordered to pursue. Ecological awareness takes this shape because ecological phenomena hav...[Read More]

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An American Utopia Dual Power and the Universal Army

Published in: Google Books > Philosophy > alternative power | Published on 07/Jun/2018 17:29

336 pages , Verso Books , 2016-07-12
Controversial manifesto by acclaimed cultural theorist debated by leading writers Fredric Jameson’s pathbreaking essay “An American Utopia” radically questions standard leftist notions of what constitutes an emancipated society. Advocated here are—among other things—universal conscription, the full acknowledgment of envy and...[Read More]

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Noam Chomsky - The Alternative to Capitalism

Published in: youtube > Chomsky's Philosophy > alternative power | Published on 04/Jun/2018 23:43

Noam Chomsky on the alternative to capitalism: democracy from below.

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Teaching Environmental Ethics

Published in: Google Books > Philosophy > environmental education | Published on 31/May/2018 23:28

240 pages , Brill Academic Publishers , 2006
This collection explores a variety of questions, both of a theoretical and practical nature, raised by teaching environmental ethics. Questions considered move from asking whether teaching environmental ethics should include environmental advocacy, to practical issues about texts, syllabi and teaching techniques.

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